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NOUN (3)

1. transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services);
[syn: commerce, commercialism, mercantilism]

2. the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913;
[syn: Department of Commerce, Commerce Department, Commerce, DoC]

3. social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Commerce \Com*merce"\ (? or ?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Commerced; p. pr. & vb. n. Commercing.] [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.] 1. To carry on trade; to traffic. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To hold intercourse; to commune. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Commercing with himself. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Musicians . . . taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Commerce \Com"merce\, n. Note: (Formerly accented on the second syllable.) [F. commerce, L. commercium; com- + merx, mercis, merchandise. See Merchant.] 1. The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp. the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic. [1913 Webster] The public becomes powerful in proportion to the opulence and extensive commerce of private men. --Hume. [1913 Webster] 2. Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity. [1913 Webster] Fifteen years of thought, observation, and commerce with the world had made him [Bunyan] wiser. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. Sexual intercourse. --W. Montagu. [1913 Webster] 4. A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade. --Hoyle. [1913 Webster] Chamber of commerce. See Chamber. Syn: Trade; traffic; dealings; intercourse; interchange; communion; communication. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

commerce n 1: transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services) [syn: commerce, commercialism, mercantilism] 2: the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913 [syn: Department of Commerce, Commerce Department, Commerce, DoC] 3: social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "commerce": ESP, act of love, activities, activity, adultery, affair, affairs, answer, aphrodisia, ass, bag, balling, basis, business, carnal knowledge, climax, cohabitation, coition, coitus, coitus interruptus, collegiality, communication, communion, community, concern, concernment, congress, connection, contact, conversation, converse, copula, copulation, correspondence, coupling, dealing, dealings, diddling, employ, employment, enterprise, exchange, fellowship, fornication, function, industry, information, interaction, interchange, intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, interest, interplay, intimacy, labor, linguistic intercourse, lookout, lovemaking, making it with, marital relations, marketing, marriage act, mating, matter, meat, mercantilism, merchandising, message, occupation, onanism, orgasm, ovum, pareunia, procreation, relations, reply, response, screwing, service, sex, sex act, sexual climax, sexual commerce, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relations, sexual union, sleeping with, social activity, social intercourse, social relations, speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation, sperm, takeoff, talking, telepathy, thing, touch, trade, traffic, trafficking, truck, two-way communication, undertaking, venery, work
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

COMMERCE, trade, contracts. The exchange of commodities for commodities; considered in a legal point of view, it consists in the various agreements which have for their object to facilitate the exchange of the products of the earth or industry of man, with an intent to realize a profit. Pard. Dr. Coin. n. 1. In a narrower sense, commerce signifies any reciprocal agreements between two persons, by which one delivers to the other a thing, which the latter accepts, and for which he pays a consideration; if the consideration be money, it is called a sale; if any other thing than money, it is called exchange or barter. Domat, Dr. Pub. liv. 1, tit. 7, s. 1, n. 2. Congress have power by the constitution to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes. 1 Kent. 431; Story on Const. Sec. 1052, et seq. The sense in which the word commerce is used in the constitution seems not only to include traffic, but intercourse and navigation. Story, Sec. 1057; 9 Wheat. 190, 191, 215, 229; 1 Tuck. Bl. App. 249 to 252. Vide 17 John. R. 488; 4 John. Ch. R. 150; 6 John. Ch. R. 300; 1 Halst. R. 285; Id. 236; 3 Cowen R. 713; 12 Wheat. R. 419; 1 Brock. R. 423; 11 Pet. R. 102; 6 Cowen, R. 169; 3 Dana, R. 274; 6 Pet. R. 515; 13 S. & R. 205.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

COMMERCE, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Commerce, CA -- U.S. city in California Population (2000): 12568 Housing Units (2000): 3377 Land area (2000): 6.567812 sq. miles (17.010555 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.004868 sq. miles (0.012607 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.572680 sq. miles (17.023162 sq. km) FIPS code: 14974 Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06 Location: 34.000613 N, 118.154781 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Commerce, CA Commerce
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Commerce, GA -- U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 5292 Housing Units (2000): 2273 Land area (2000): 8.303967 sq. miles (21.507176 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.006680 sq. miles (0.017300 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.310647 sq. miles (21.524476 sq. km) FIPS code: 19112 Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13 Location: 34.206520 N, 83.461203 W ZIP Codes (1990): 30529 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Commerce, GA Commerce
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Commerce, OK -- U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 2645 Housing Units (2000): 1079 Land area (2000): 0.818331 sq. miles (2.119467 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.818331 sq. miles (2.119467 sq. km) FIPS code: 16500 Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 36.933529 N, 94.871371 W ZIP Codes (1990): 74339 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Commerce, OK Commerce
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Commerce, TX -- U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 7669 Housing Units (2000): 3405 Land area (2000): 6.480944 sq. miles (16.785567 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.056332 sq. miles (0.145900 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.537276 sq. miles (16.931467 sq. km) FIPS code: 16240 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 33.244959 N, 95.899957 W ZIP Codes (1990): 75428 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Commerce, TX Commerce
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Commerce, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 110 Housing Units (2000): 49 Land area (2000): 0.319731 sq. miles (0.828100 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.319731 sq. miles (0.828100 sq. km) FIPS code: 15760 Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29 Location: 37.157131 N, 89.446512 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Commerce, MO Commerce